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Contested Sequel: Mylo Xyloto. So far, fans have either fallen in love with the new, poppier direction or lambasted Coldplay for " going mainstream."
Breakthrough Hit: "Yellow".
Broken Base: Viva la Vida While most loved it, there was a sizeable minority who detested the "pretentious" direction and wanted a return to the old simple, poppy style.
Dream Team: worked with both Kylie Minogue and Rihanna
Even Better Sequel: A Rush of Blood to the Head in comparison to its predecessor Parachutes.
Epic Riff: Quite a few...notably, "Clocks", "Viva La Vida", "Talk", "Yellow", and "Charlie Brown" (the latter even before its album was released!).
And "Violet Hill"!
"Paradise" is this in Australia due to its use in promotion in relation to the show Revenge
"Life in Technicolor" has one of these, notable for being one of the few epic dulcimer riffs.
"I used to RULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE the world..."
The opening keyboard bars in "Clocks" qualify too.
"Birds go flying at the speed of sound, to show you how it all began..."
"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall".
PARADISE. It's a Daft Punk level Ear Worm. No, maybe a little bit higher.
Face of the Band: Chris Martin, to the extent that people sometimes call him " Coldplay." And it's easy to see why. A lot of people think Coldplay is a pretty cool guy.
Growing the Beard: Many critics and general music fans only started to like the band after Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, and in particular the release of the single "Violet Hill".
More so with Mylo Xyloto!
Ho Yay Shipping: Chris and Jonny, again. I mean, really. ◊ Chris is totally checking Jonny out in this pic. ◊
Internet Backdraft: "Princess of China". These three words will set off a bitch-fight for pages. It's either too mainstream for Coldplay fans, too weird for Rihanna fans, or it's blasted for not using exclusively Chinese elements in its video. Those who actually like the song and think the video is well-done are quickly drowned out and accused of not knowing "real" music.
It's Popular, Now It Sucks: This band is one of the most unfortunate victims of this. may be at least partly to blame.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Magnum Opus: Either A Rush of Blood to the Head or Viva La Vida or Mylo Xyloto.
Paranoia Fuel: "Major Minus" off of Mylo Xyloto. Justified, since the titular character is pretty much Big Brother.
Sampled Up: The riff in "Talk" (you know the one) is adapted (with permission) from the riff of "Computer Love" by electronic band Kraftwerk.
Chris Martin has admitted that "Fix You" was inspired by the Elbow song "Grace Under Pressure".
Signature Song: Either "Clocks", "Yellow", "Viva la Vida", or "Paradise".
What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Pretty much all the promotional videos for Mylo Xyloto so far.